The Best Laptop Deals of 2020

All the best laptop deals available this week

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The best laptop deals deliver portable power without destroying your bank balance. The deals on our list let you get closer to desktop performance and desktop pricing, but in a chassis you can tuck in your backpack or take on the train. Luckily, deals like these are more common now than ever, as the marketplace continues to swell with competition.

What should you prioritize when you're browsing the best laptop deals? Hardware is king, of course, and you'll want to focus on the parts that best suit your use case. If you're going to be gaming on your machine, a decent dedicated GPU is important, but if you're looking for a productivity machine, you'll want to focus more on CPU, RAM, and storage capacity.

Regardless of what specs you prioritize or what kind of laptop you're in the market for, these are the very best laptop deals from around the web. For more great deals, check out our Best Buy TV Sales and Best Homeschool Supplies.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Save $1,409)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga
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Lenovo's got a pretty killer Back to School Doorbuster sale happening right now, and the 4th Gen Yoga Thinkpad is the star of the show, at a jaw-dropping $1,409 off retail. Featured in Wednesday's copy of our smoking hot Tech Today newsletter, this flexible little miracle is powered by a stellar 10th Gen Core i5-10210U (up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost) and, true to its name, can be flexed and folded to serve as a traditional laptop or to mimic a tablet. It can even be tented for presentations, and it's sharp 1080p WVA touchscreen is as perfect for slides as for binging The Boys (second season September 4th fam, let's go). It's even got the ThinkPad Pen Pro for taking notes on the screen or to use as an improvised mouse, and a fingerprint reader for security and peace of mind. Just make sure you punch in THINKDEAL at checkout to get all those tasty savings (Lenovo's also got 8% off sitewide for college kids right now, as a little added enticement).

Razer Blade 15 (Save $290)

If you're looking for a killer gaming laptop or a powerful machine to crush work and productivity tasks (why not both?), look no further than this awesome deal on the Razer Blade 15. It slashes a massive $500 off the retail price, delivering a portable beast for right around that magic $1,000 price point.

You get a 15.6-inch, full HD display with a 144hz refresh rate, meaning games will look silky smooth, powered by the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU which delivers the company's new Turing architecture at a more affordable price. Paired with a powerful Core i7-9750H processor from Intel, the Razer Blade 15 is a portable powerhouse, and a steal at this price.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Save $1,250)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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An absolutely ridiculous deal on a fantastic machine, Lenovo's versatile ThinkPad X1 Carbon is currently $1,250 off MSRP (another winner from Lenovo's back to school Doorbusters promotion). Packing a capable 8th Gen Core-i5 8265U and a speedy SSD, this super thin, lightweight laptop is ready to crush all the productivity tasks you throw at it without clogging up your messenger bag. It's also stylish as hell, with a crisp FHD display and a maximum battery life of nearly 20 hours. It's one of the most durable laptops in Lenovo's portfolio as well, "tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions." Make sure you enter promo code THINKDEAL at checkout for maximum savings.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook (Save $200)

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
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You'd usually be hard pressed to find a laptop with the Galaxy Chromebook's stunning 4K AMOLED, touchscreen display for much less than $1,000, so the current deal at Best Buy knocking it all the way down to $800 is pretty shocking. Beyond that magnificent, high-resolution display, Samsung's entry in the Chromebook market also features a 10th Gen processor from Intel, a fast 256GB SSD, and a handy flip-and-fold design which makes it ideal for presentations or screening movies. It's also ridiculously thin and light, and the backlit keyboard and bold red aesthetic make it as eye-catching as it is capable.

HP 14 Business Laptop (Save $90)

Priced down to $289, this 14-inch laptop from HP is a great deal for anyone on the hunt for a machine to take on business trips or to knock out some work during their commute. It's also a great option as a backup machine if you're stuck at home and want to work outside (particularly given its high def, antiglare display) or in another room than your primary PC. It packs a very competent AMD Athlon Silver 3050U and a 128GB SSD to speed up load times and ensure it boots quickly when you need it.